The Port of Anchorage is literally coming apart, threatening to upend the state's essential supply chain in what officials have called "a slow motion disaster." Every year, millions are spent just combating the rapid corrosion of the Port's basic infrastructure. But without hundreds of millions for major rehabilitation work approved by lawmakers, the nexus point for much of the state's fuel, food, and building supplies is at risk. Alaska Public Media's Zachariah Hughes has part two in our series about the port. Download Audio
Emergency vehicles near the scene of a plane crash in Birchwood on April 20, 2016. (Photo by Ellen Lockyer/Alaska Public Media)

Emergency crews from the Anchorage Police Department, Anchorage Fire Department and investigators are on the scene of a plane crash site at Beach Lake Road in Birchwood.
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Many children in foster care will go back to their parents, so maintaining the bond between them is necessary. But sometimes that takes a little community support. Download Audio
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Foster kids who don't feel like they belong act out. The solution? Foster parents are working harder to make kids into family. Download Audio

Nearly 3,000 kids are in foster care in Alaska. The system is overburdened. The first of five parts looks at what's going on at the Office of Children's Services. Download Audio

A week and a half after ballots were cast, outstanding votes in Anchorage's municipal election have all been counted. Download Audio

Point Mackenzie Correctional Farm in Wasilla produces food for prisons around the state and donates thousands of pounds of produce to the Food Bank. But some say the most important thing is helping the inmates find direction. Download Audio

One man who grew up in Alaska but was undocumented as a child was barred from returning home from Russia for seven years. Download Audio

Results on Girdwood police, school bond, and race for school board seat are all liable to change in days ahead.

Matanuska Susitna Borough taxpayers question how much of their money is being spent to fund Port MacKenzie operations. Download Audio

Though money is set aside for controversial building purchase, the Senate's version of the capital budget is more notable for what's left out. Download Audio

Crews worked throughout the night to splice 550 threads.
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4.2 earthquake shakes Anchorage.

Colony High School students got a big surprise on Thursday. Colony high students were called in to a special assembly meeting Thursday after lunch. When they got there, they got the news that has been kept secret for some time. And the result was pandemonium.

A severed fiber optic cable causes phone, internet, and cable outages throughout the state. Download Audio
Marijuana for sale at a dispensary in California. (Photo: Dank Depot via Flickr Creative Commons)

As permit applications trickle down from the state, local community groups are meeting prospective cannabis businesses seeking to open shop nearby. Download Audio
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Take a field trip to the moon through virtual reality and a cardboard box. Download Audio

Upsets over financing for school capital projects and a tax-cap calculation will leave Administration with budget challenges, though more liberal-leaning Assembly. Download Audio

Live coverage for the 2016 Anchorage Municipal Election from Alaska Public Media.